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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge

 
 
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September 11, 2015
1. The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge Marker
Inscription.  The first cemetery in Baton Rouge was the cemetery of La Yglesia de Los Dolores de la Virgin, Our Lady of Sorrows. Established in 1792 by order of King Carlos IV of Spain. This present cemetery was established in 1824 and the remains of Baton Rouge's first settlers were moved here from the original Spanish Cemetery.
 
Erected 1991 by Grateful Citizens and Parishioners.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 27.131′ N, 91° 10.398′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Main Street east of North 15th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located inside the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery . The marker is on right at the end of the Main Street vehicle entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnolia Cemetery
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September 11, 2015
2. The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genl. Philemon Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Massachusetts Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yellow Fever Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baton Rouge National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2015. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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